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Re: CVS directories in debian packages

On Fri, 17 May 2002, Joey Hess wrote:
> Can anyone think of a reason for a debian binary package to include a
> CVS directory? I can't, and about 50 packages in unstable do. For

No. I think we should add a lintian warning/error for binary debs with CVS/
directories with a Root file in them.

> I'm also considering making some parts of debhelper refuse to install
> CVS directories, or even actively delete them[2].

I would very much appreciate CVS/ being added to a global exclude list in

OTOH, I certainly would not appreciate at all if a test
"dpkg-buildpackage" command in my workdir trashed all the CVS info (the
final debs are generated using cvs-buildpackage, which uses a clean export
of course).

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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